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Usher Pays Tribute To Brown

R+B heart-throb USHER has paid tribute to his idol and friend JAMES BROWN, hailing the funk legend as "in a class by himself". The stars duetted at the 2005 Grammys and Usher was honoured when...

Thousands Pay Tribute To Brown

LATEST: Thousands of fans paid their last respects to soul legend JAMES BROWN at the Apollo Theater in New York City yesterday (28DEC06), where he was lying in state. The star, who died on Monday...

Brown Funeral Finalised

LATEST: Details of late soul legend JAMES BROWN's funeral have been finalised, with his widow confirming she'll accompany his body until he is buried on Saturday (30DEC06). TOMI RAE HYNIE's attendance at the string of...

Widow: 'Brown Wanted Home To Be The Next Graceland'

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow is desperate to turn the soul star's home into a museum for devoted fans, maintaining the singer "wanted a Graceland". TOMI RAE HYNIE, 36, was locked out of Brown's home by...

Brown Replacement Named For New Year's Eve

LATEST: Fans planning to attend the New Year's Eve (31DEC06) performance by late musical legend JAMES BROWN have been offered a replacement line-up by event promoters. Brown was scheduled to play the BB King Blues...

Usher And Fergie Eye James Brown Biopic

LATEST: R+B heart-throb USHER and THE BLACK EYED PEAS singer FERGIE are reportedly vying for roles in the upcoming JAMES BROWN biopic. Just days after the funk legend died of pneumonia on Christmas Day (25DEC06),...

Soul Revival

Just one day after the death of James Brown at age 73 from congestive heart failure, Spike Lee has been signed to direct a biographical movie about the singer, Daily Variety reported today (Wednesday). The...

James Brown To Lie In State

Legendary music star James Brown will lie in state in New York on Thursday so the public can say goodbye.The Godfather of Soul will lie on the stage of the Apollo theatre in Harlem, New...

By on 27 December 2006

Lee Signs Up For Brown Biopic

SPIKE LEE has signed up to direct a movie about the life of late soul legend JAMES BROWN. The Paramount Pictures-funded film will begin shooting in 2008, with A BEAUTIFUL MIND producer BRIAN GRAZER at...

Brown's Body To Lie At The Apollo

LATEST: The body of JAMES BROWN will lie in state in the New York venue where he first cemented his place in music history in the 1960s. Brown's coffin will rest on the stage of...

Stars Pay Tribute To James Brown

Tributes have poured in for late soul legend JAMES BROWN, who died on Christmas day (25DEC06). He was 73. The singer, dubbed the 'Godfather of Soul', passed away unexpectedly in hospital in Atlanta, Georgia after...

Widow Evicted From Brown Home

The widow of late soul legend JAMES BROWN has been evicted from the couple's South Carolina home - with lawyers claiming the pair were never "legally married". TOMI RAE HYNIE was denied entry to Brown's...

James Brown's Widow 'Locked Out'

The bereaved wife of soul singer James Brown has been locked out of her late husband's house by lawyers.Tommie Raye Hynie, 36, was prevented from entering her late husband's house because she was not legally...

By on 26 December 2006

James Brown Dies Aged 73

The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, has died in hospital in Atlanta. He was 73.The legendary RnB singer, variously known as the Godfather of Soul and Mr Dynamite among other monikers, died after a battle...

By on 25 December 2006

Usher To Play James Brown?

R+B star USHER is set to play the Godfather Of Soul JAMES BROWN on the big screen. The star, real name USHER RAYMOND, recently wowed audiences in the role of BILLY FLYNN in the Broadway...

Brown Sex Suit May Go To Supreme Court

A woman was claims soul singer JAMES BROWN raped her is asking the US Supreme Court to hear her sexual harassment lawsuit. A federal appeals court dismissed JACQUE HOLLANDER's lawsuit in August (06), claiming she...

Superstars Inducted Into UK Music Hall Of Fame

Music legends PRINCE, JAMES BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, BRIAN WILSON, ROD STEWART, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, BON JOVI and former BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame last night (14NOV06). At...

Brown And Bon Jovi To Be Inducted Into UK Hall Of Fame

Soul legend JAMES BROWN and rockers BON JOVI will be inducted into and will perform at the UK Music Hall Of Fame next month (NOV06). SEX MACHINE singer Brown and Bon Jovi will join fellow...

Blues Brothers Church Destroyed In Blaze

The Illinois church made famous in the BLUES BROTHERS film has been destroyed in a fire. Firefighters were forced to smash down the Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago's stained glass windows to tackle the...

Brown Names Stewart 'Best White Soul Singer'

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART is ecstatic after soul legend JAMES BROWN crowned him music's "best white soul singer". MAGGIE MAY star Stewart was bestowed with the honorary title after a recent backstage bonding session with...

James Brown Honoured With Concert Hall

Soul legend JAMES BROWN is to be honoured in his native Augusta, Georgia with a new concert hall. Officials at the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority have voted to rename the venue's 8,500-seat arena the James...

Brown Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court

A sexual harassment lawsuit brought against JAMES BROWN by his former publicist was thrown out by the 7th US Circuit Court Of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois yesterday (11AUG06). The three judges upheld a previous ruling...

Brown Sues Over Collapsed Business Deal

Soul legend JAMES BROWN is suing businessman DAVID PULLMAN over a collapsed stock market deal. The PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG hitmaker filed his lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (24JUL06), alleging Pullman withdrew...

Brown: 'No Regrets About Brothel Upbringing'

Soul star JAMES BROWN credits his childhood in a whore house with instilling common sense. The PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE singer grew up under the care of his aunt HONEY, who ran a brothel in Augusta,...

Brown: 'Women Should Know Their Place'

Soul star JAMES BROWN confesses he has treated women abominably, but he insists the ladies in his life needed to learn "their limitations". The IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD singer has been slammed with...

Willis' Not So Blunt Taste In Music

Actor BRUCE WILLIS is blunt about what type of music he enjoys - but it doesn't include songs by JAMES BLUNT. Though DIE HARD star Willis and the YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL singer have both dated stunning...

Healy's Burnt Toast Concert Trauma

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY nearly brought the world's biggest rock concert to an end after burning his toast backstage. The Scottish DRIFTWOOD singer fused the lights at last year's (JUL05) Live 8 gig in Edinburgh,...

Beckham Bash Bidder's 'Auction Farce'

The bidder who won tickets to DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM's glitzy World Cup party tonight (21MAY06) fears he will be barred from the bash because of "adverse publicity". DAVE WEST, who made his fortune from...

Bidder Bags Beckham Bash Tickets

DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM have raised $185,500 (GBP103,100) for UK charity the National Society For The Protection Of Cruelty To Children (NSPCC) by auctioning off two tickets to their glitzy World Cup party on eBay....

Black Eyed Peas Bring In Top Talent For Concert

LATEST: THE BLACK EYED PEAS are hoping to recruit NELSON MANDELA, OPRAH WINFREY and JAMES BROWN to join them at a benefit concert in South Africa. The hip-hopper have organised The Peapod Benefit Concert in...

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